Citi FM will be airing live the English Premier League game between West Brom and Liverpool from 12.30pm on Saturday, August 18, 2012.
After joining West Brom on a permanent basis Ben Foster should start the match in goal, while summer loan signings Lukaku and Yassine El Ghanassy could both feature with the former in line to start up front. Another summer signing Claudio Jacub could slot in along side Youssouf Mulumbu in defensive midfield, leaving James Morrison and Graham Dorrans to compete for the central attacking midfield role.
The Baggies also signed Markus Rosenberg on a free transfer but he probably won't be thrown in to the fray from the off with Lukaku the more attractive option as a loan striker. Peter Odemwingie may play wide right, with caption Chris Brunt on the left, leaving Steve Clarke with Shane Long and Marc-Antoine Fortune other forward possibilities.
With no major outgoings likely to occur, as well as no injury problems, Clarke has a full-strength squad to chose from and will be looking to settle into a regular line-up.
Liverpool, also starting the new Premier League season with a different manager to last term, Brendan Rodgers, are again likely to field their new faces. With Alberto Aquilani having left the club for Fiorentina, Joe Allen, signed from the new manager's former club Swansea, could play with Steven Gerrard and Lucas Leiva, who returns from long-term injury that kept him out of most of last season, in midfield. However the Welshman may be left on the bench after his Olympic exertions and Jonjo Shelvey, who impressed in pre-season, may be given the nod.
Elsewhere new striker Fabio Borini is likely to lead the line after it emerged Andy Carroll has fallen out of favour with the boss, and may yet leave Merseyside. Joe Cole, who will stay at the club after a loan spell in France with Lille last season, could play as part of a three-pronged attack if he recovers from a hamstring injury in time, with Luis Suarez manning the other flank, otherwise Stewart Downing should feature.
The Northern Irishman is rumoured to still be interested in adding to his squad, with Real Madrid's Nuri Sahin heavily linked, as well as Fulham's Clint Dempsey, but it seems if deals are done, they'll have to wait before making their debuts in red. One transfer that is close to completion is that for Heerenveen winger Oussama Assaidi, though he still may not be registered in time to play on Saturday.